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TITER TESTING NOW AVAILABLE: DOSE YOUR PET NEED ALL THOSE VACCINES? by Ann Sosalla, DVM Pet Journal Contributor Many pet owners are concerned about giving their pets unnecessary vaccinations. Since vaccines are powerful biological drugs, and have a profound effect on the entire immune system, these concerns are justified. Although serious side effects due to vaccinations are rare, why administer something that is not medically necessary? Recent scientific titer testing advances now allow us to determine if a vaccine or vaccine booster is necessary for your pet. A titer is a blood test that measures antibodies. Antibodies are the bodyâ€™s defense against infection. A high antibody titer shows strong defense against that particular disease. A low antibody titer indicates that your pet may be at risk for that particular infectious disease and should be revaccinated. Puppies and kittens should always receive a full set of core vaccinations. Core Vaccines are those that should be given to every individual dog or cat because the diseases they prevent have high morbidity (are very contagious), have high mortality (death rates), wide geographic distribution, and zoonotic potential (possible transmission to humans).
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Thank you for reading the July issue of Become a friend of Pet Journal on Pet Journal. Facebook! Join our growing group of Pet Journal readers following us, and upload We welcome Dr. Sosalla of Companion a picture of your pet(s) to the group and Animal Care in Fond du Lac, who will be it could be featured as our pet of the submiting articles on Veterinary related week! topics, along with Dr. Strickfaden and The Practical Pet Vet blog. Would you like to see your pets in Pet Journal? Email a picture of your pet(s) Pet Journal is looking for volunteers to to email@example.com assist in the delivery of Pet Journal each and we will feature them in our Reader month. Time commitment is minimal at Pet Page. No email? No problem! Mail a few hours per month, to visit locations a copy of the picture to the Pet Jourin your area. Please contact me at either nal mailbox, listed below. All pictures 920-393-4818 or distribution@petjour- received by mail will be returned after nalmidwest.com to discuss which areas scanning. are available and would work for you. , Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Our columnists would love to hear your questions. Contact information is found at the end of their respective columns! We want to be the publication you look forward to reading each month.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 - Titer Testing now Available: Dose your Pet need all Those Vaccines? by A. Sosalla, DVM
5 - About our Cover Model Editors Notes 6 - Holistic & Natural Options for You & Your Pets hosted by K. Hoelzel hosted by C. Larson
7 - The “Cone of Shame”: A Necessary Evil from The Practical Pet Vet
8 - July Calendar 9 - Ask Scrappy!
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10 - Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Facts about Ear Infections from The Practical Pet Vet
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11 - Pet Adoption Section 12 - Eco News Great Lakes Beach Improvements, Free app a boon for Beachgoers from WI DNR
Traveling for the holiday? Leave the Firewood at Home from WI DNR
13 - Entries sought for WI Wild Turkey, Pheasent, & Waterfoul stamp design contests from WI DNR
13 - New Compost production rules in effect starting June 1 from the WI DNR
WI Grey Wolf Population grew in 2012 from the WI DNR
14 - Pet Benefits for the Children by L. Ledbeter
15 - Pictures from Happily Ever After’s June Jamboree Pictures from Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary 16 - Photos of your Pets 17 - Ask the Vet
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Aquarium Maintenance Schedule by M. Verner
18 - Zoo News Celebrating the World’s Ocean’s by A. Kawski
Fishing Line: Pick it up in Time! by L. Bankson
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20 - Grooming your Pets hosted by D. Schmidt
Pet Product Reviews
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HOLISTIC AND NATURAL OPTIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS WHY YOUR PET WANTS TO EAT HEMP SEED, WEAR HEMP, PLAY WITH HEMP AND SLEEP ON HEMP! by Cheryl Larson, Holistic & Natural Columnist email@example.com Hemp is grown naturally, with no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides, and only requires ¼ the amount of water per acre compared to cotton. One of the strongest natural fibers, hemp is a 100% sustainable and biodegradable crop. It yields twice as much fiber as cotton per acre. Hemp can replace wood fibers in construction materials, reducing global warming. It also has the ability to grow in most climates and tolerates a wide range of conditions. All petrochemical based products as well as plastics can be made from hemp oil, and hemp produces a clean-burning fuel. These are all good reasons to consider supporting laws to allow farmers to grow hemp. For more information please go to: www. votehemp.com/education. Many people ask “Why would my pet want hemp products in their life?” Fabric made with hemp blocks the UV rays from the sun more efficiently than other fabrics. It is an amazingly durable fabric that reveals a new surface with each washing, becoming softer with use. The fabric rapidly absorbs moisture allowing for coolness and comfort when used for collars and bedding. Because of its strength when wet, it does not weaken with frequent washing. Hemp’s long fibers create toys and collars that last a very long time. Possibly most important to many pet owners is the natural antibacterial and anti-microbial properties of hemp. Because it resists mold and mildew, it will not cause hot spots or irritate itchy-allergy skin.
Hemp fibers will not pull your dogs fur and soft hemp leashes won’t cause a leash burn to your hands like nylon leashes do! Many toys are now available in hemp fabric providing an organic, soft, strong toy that is safe to chew on or play tugof-war. If left outside, hemp withstands mold and mildew and gets softer and stronger when washed! The hemp toys from Honest Pet Products are filled with organic wool and are made by adults with disabilities. Their cat toy line provides support for impoverished families. People and pet bonus: The short hemp fibers are used for stuffing, so if you’re pet eats her toy it is no more dangerous than eating lawn grass. Good Dog toys are filled with hemp and use hemp covering to keep them pet friendly. Hemp is a gift of nature providing 33% protein, with Omega-3 and GLA, the healthy essential fatty acids that doctors recommend for healthy heart and brain function. Hemp seed can be sprinkled on cereal, omelettes, yogurt, soups and veggies. The seed tastes much like pine nuts, and is a great way to add a nutritious raw food to your diet. So, by sleeping, playing and walking with hemp products, your pet will be healthier, cozier, and will be contributing to a greener planet. Also, when that favorite toy is beyond repair, it can be put on the compost pile!
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HELPING YOUR DOG STAY COOL by Karey Hoelzel, Holistic & Natural Columnist email@example.com A frantic call from the neighbor around the corner, “I can’t find Molly!” On the hottest day we’ve experienced so far, a missing dog is nothing short of a nightmare. This dog in particular, a Great Pyrenees, a guard dog for a herd of Alpacas and, at 11 years old, no spring chicken, but probably an old hand at survival, newly acquired by my friend, and nowhere to be found. The thermometer is pushing 91 degrees…. not the best way to start the day.
Brain damage occurs when a dog’s body temperature reaches 106 to 107 degrees. Normal temperature for a dog is 100.5 to 101.5 degrees.
It is so important to keep in mind the fact that your dog’s panting not only helps to cool him by releasing heat, but it also can cause dehydration. Keeping the water you provide cold is very important. Fill a bowl or bucket with water freeze it overnight, as it melts during the day it provides a refreshing supply of cold drink for your pet.
When conditions promote the growth or “bloom” of toxic blue-green algae in lakes and ponds, animals can die from it. That lake you are water skiing on may not be the place you want your dog swimming in or drinking from.
Reduce your dog’s body temperature gradually by immersing in a small pool or tub or a stream. Otherwise, pour a continuous stream of cool water over their body from a hose. Apply wet towels to the abdomen, groin, legs, head, and neck. If you are able to monitor your dog’s temperature, do so, and continue Hot weather spells trouble for pets, to apply cooling wet towels until their especially dogs. They can’t release heat temperature returns to normal range. by sweating, like you and I do. Heat and humidity can cause damage quickly by Even if your dog seems to have reraising body temperature. Heat strokes covered, it may be a good idea to have kill- and heat stress can take a toll on a your pet checked over by your veterinardog’s health. Humidity matters as much ian, especially if your pet is older. Heat as temperature does, in fact, high hu- stress always carries a risk, especially in midity can stress a dog as much as a older dogs and the amount of time spent mid-day sun. with an elevated temperature may have risk for complications. Better safe than Fresh drinking water is a must. I add sorry. ice cubes to the bowls I provide outIf you are among those of us who take side when I change the water to help keep it cooler, and I change the water their dogs swimming, please take advanfrequently during the day. It doesn’t tage of clean clear flowing waters, rather take long for water to become warm and than warm ponds or lakes. Avoid waters who wants to drink warm water on a hot that have algae or water that is greenish in color. day!? Yuck!
Save your milk jugs or water bottles and fill them with water and freeze. Dogs that use water bottles as pillows cool down quicker since blood circulates close to the surface at the neck and throat. Use an old pillow case or an old towel or throw to wrap the jugs in to help them keep longer. The signs of heat stress include rapid panting, excessive salivation, failure to respond to commands, staring without seeing (blank expression), muscular weakness, and physical collapse. The more severe heat stroke symptoms include warm nose and paw pads, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, heavy panting, dark red tongue, fever, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, immobility and unconsciousness.
Good common sense should provide you and your pet the safest summer enjoyment. A good rule of thumb is: If you’re hot, so is your pet. If you wouldn’t drink it, neither should your pet. If you wouldn’t swim in it, neither should your pet. Safety first, last and always. Grooming is a must in summer especially for long haired or heavy coated dogs. Some dogs may be more comfortable with a shorter summer coat, but please keep in mind that when you shave a dog too short, there is a risk of sunburn.
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COOL from page 6.
HEMP from page 6.
Some breeds have long coats for a reason, it is their insulation from heat, and those breeds should be groomed more often during the summer to remove dead hair especially the undercoat, and should be provided with a cool well ventilated place to relax on those hot days.
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Oh, thankfully, a happy ending for our missing Molly. She did what many self-respecting dogs instinctively do; she sought out a cool, quiet place to rest.
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After an hour and a half of intense searching under porches, under decks, and under cedar trees, the old creek bed, Molly was discovered in a culvert under a mess of grape vines, in the coolest place she could find, wondering what all the humans were fussing about. A lesson learned, sometimes our dogs are our best teachers. Gain knowledge, Pass if forward
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The biggest advantage of titer testing is that your pet will never have an adverse reaction. Furthermore, no unnecessary antigens, adjuvants or preservatives will be injected into your pet. Animals that are sick (immune mediated diseases, cancer, allergies) or animals with known adverse reactions can possibly avoid vaccination without worry. Titers can also determine the antibody protection in dogs with unknown histories (strays), allowing us to determine if they need to be vaccinated or not.
In dogs, these diseases are Canine Parvo Virus, Canine Adenovirus 2 and Canine Distemper Virus. In cats they are Feline Panleukopenia virus, Feline Calici virus, and Feline Rhinotracheitis (Herpes) virus. Rabies is a core vaccine for both dogs and cats. Vaccination for core diseases should start at 6-8 weeks and be repeated every 3-4 weeks until 1416 weeks of age. Without vaccinations, young animals are susceptible to deadly diseases. Once these initial vaccinations are complete however; titer testing As advocates of the best medicine can begin. Titer tests may indicate that for your pet, Companion Animal Care is your pet does not need revaccination for now proudly offering vaccine titer testmany years. ing. We feel this is a safe and healthy alternative to revaccination. Please call Testing cannot be done for all dog for more information 920/921-5199; and cat diseases. Even though titer testemail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ing for Rabies is very accurate in preour website at www.companionanimaldicting protection form Rabies, state law carefdl.com. We are located at 555 dictates how often these vaccinations Fond du Lac Avenue., Fond du Lac, WI. need to be done, regardless of titre. Vaccines for diseases caused by bacteria such as Lyme Disease, Bordetella (Kennel cough), and Leptospirosis have a shorter duration of immunity and vaccinations need to be boostered annually.
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The figure of speech “going off to lick your wounds” is okay in the metaphorical sense, but not when we’re talking about dogs and cats after surgery. Veterinarians cringe when wellmeaning owners proudly announce that Fido has been licking a surgical wound in order to heal it. Dog saliva may indeed contain compounds that numb the wound and neutralize some microorganisms. However, doggie drool and kitty spit also has potentially harmful bacteria in it, and the act of licking itself can ruin a good surgical closure. Dogs and cats routinely create serious infection in their skin from over-licking an area due to allergies, injury or post-surgical discomfort. That’s why veterinarians regularly dispense an Elizabethan collar (e.g., e-collar) following spays, neuters and other surgeries. The “cone of shame” prevents the dog or cat from licking the incision, allowing the wound to heal faster and without complication.
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Sometimes, however, the e-collar is an inadequate deterrent. I have met Houdini-like dogs who escape from their e-collars no matter how they are fastened. Some dogs figure out a way to chew through the plastic rendering the cone useless, while others ram it into things until it cracks, bends or (especially in Wisconsin winters) shatters. Many dogs act so demoralized initially that sympathetic owners can’t bear to keep the cone on them at all. Most recently, I had a canine patient whose long nose poked over the edge of her cone just far enough that she managed to lick her spay wound to the point of infection and dehiscence.
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J ULY 2012 SUNDAY 1
MONDAY 2 Animal Stories for Preschoolers, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 am. See
event poster on page 24.
Open House and Meet and Greet at Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, 2 pm - 4 pm. W4985 County Rd FF, Elkhart Lake, WI. Just west of Hwy 57 on County Rd FF in northern Sheboygan Co.
WEDNESDAY 4 INDEPENDENCE
FRIDAY DA AY 6
Quill Thrills, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 am - 12 pm.
“Pups on the Patio”, Starbucks, Wash Ave., Sheboygan, 11 am - 1 pm
Quill Thrills, Bay Fox Tales, Bay Beach Beach Wildlife Sanc- Wildlife Sanctuary, tuary, 11 am - 12 pm. 10 am - 11 am. See event poster on page 24.
7 Two Left Paws at Feed Bag, Mequon, 11 am - 3 pm.
See event poster on page 24.
SA ATURDAY TU URD
See event poster on page 24.
14 Two Left Paws at Petsmart, Sheboygan, 11 am - 3 pm
Talon Talks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 pm - 3 pm.
See event poster on page 24.
Hyper Tails Agility Club, brat fry, Pic ‘N Save, South Business Dr., Sheboygan, 8 am - 2 pm
Furs & Feathers, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 pm. See event poster on page 24.
Animal Stories for Two Left Paws at Petsmart, Sheboygan, Preschoolers, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanc11 am - 3 pm tuary, 10 am. See
22 PARENTS’ DAY
Quill Thrills, Bay Fox Tales, Bay Beach Beach Wildlife Sanc- Wildlife Sanctuary, tuary, 11 am - 12 pm. 10 am - 11 am.
event poster on page 24.
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See event poster on page 24.
Nature Nuts: Sprouts, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 - 11:30 am. See
Nature Nuts: Sprouts, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 - 11:30 am. See
Nature Nuts: Sprouts, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 - 11:30 am. See
Talon Talks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 pm - 3 pm.
See event poster on page 24.
21 Annual Point the Way T Home Rally, PetCo, Germantown, WI, 10 am - 3 pm. Two Left Paws at Critter Supply, Cedarburg, 11 am - 3 pm.
Nature Nuts: Sprouts, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 - 11:30 am. See
“Pups on the Patio”, Starbucks, Wash Ave., Sheboygan, 11 am - 1 pm
event poster on page 24
event poster on page 24
event poster on page 24
event poster on page 24
Talon Talks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 pm - 3 pm.
Explore Nature Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 am. See
“Pups on the Patio”, Starbucks, Wash Ave., Sheboygan, 11 am - 1 pm
Quill Thrills, Bay Fox Tales, Bay Beach Beach Wildlife Sanc- Wildlife Sanctuary, tuary, 11 am - 12 pm. 10 am - 11 am.
Heart Bound Greyhound Adoption at the NEW Zoo, Green Bay, 10 am - 2 pm
See event poster on page 24.
See event poster on page 24.
See event poster on page 24.
event poster on page 24.
Sheboygan Co. Humane Society at Memorial Mall, Sheboygan, 11 am - 3 pm. Two Left Paws at PetSmart, Sheboygan, 11 am - 3 pm.
Native American Horse Whisperer Medicine Wheel & Spiritual Horsemanship, CoachHorse Counseling Service, 9 am - 5 pm. See event
poster on page 24.
31 Quill Thrills, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 am - 12 pm. See event poster on page 24.
Fly by Night Public Bat Program, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 7:30 pm. See
event poster on page 24.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI Nature Center: 8 am - 7:30 pm Habitrek: 9 am - 6 pm NEW Zoo, Green Bay, WI Daily 9 am - 4 pm
Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc, WI Mon - Sat: 7 am - 5 pm Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm Menominee Zoo, Oshkosh, WI Daily 9 am - 7:30 pm
Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, Tues. & Thurs. 4 pm - 7 pm & 1st Saturday 9 am - 2 pm. Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
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by Scrappy, the Lovable Pit Bull Pet Journal Columnist and Mascot firstname.lastname@example.org
MISTY, ASSISTANT WRITER OF ASK SCRAPPY!
SCRAPPY Happy 4th of July greetings to all my friends and readers. I’m so glad to be back after my unexpected vacation last month. The time off was boring and unproductive. The good news is my ghost writer skirted becoming a ghost himself. I’m glad he’s doing better and I don’t have to go through the horrible interviewing process for a new writer. All the barking, stomping of paws, and chasing people off the property, can be a real pain in the tail. For this reason, I’ll happily deal with the loud weird music, bizarre sense of humor, and zombie movies to keep him where he is. Besides, he lets me pretty much write about anything I want and never corrects me. Hmm, let me think, did I miss anything last month? Well, I worked on my memoirs, organized my chew toys, and made a decision on my favorite snack flavor. The flavor is peanut butter. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter. The weather was nice and the bunnies were plentiful. Look for a photo spread on the bunnies in a future issue. Many have questioned whether the bunnies could really be that bountiful. Well, I’ll soon have the pictures to prove it! To make up for not having a June column, I’ll be tackling the subject of Harmful Algal Blooms or HABs this month, a health concern for all my two and four legged friends during the summer months. What are HABs, you may ask? HABs are algae blooms which form all across Wisconsin on our rivers and lakes where there is an accumulation of Cyanobacteria. This leaves us with that yummy looking blue-green slime on the water surface that looks like a cross between paint and thick pea soup. Just to keep things interesting, it can also be seen in a variety of delightful colors such as; fluorescent blue (my favorite), green, white, red, brown, and any combination thereof. There may also be a strong foul odor associated with the algae. You’d think, as dogs, we’d avoid this like the plague, with our sensitive noses and all, but no. Some of my less informed buddies think drinking or jumping into this colorful, stinky soup sounds like a great way to spend a hot summer day and you know how we are when it comes to rolling around in stinky stuff. I have to admit, the idea of running up to our human friends covered in slime, barking, and jumping around like a swamp monster (humans have a natural aversion to swamp monsters) does have a certain appeal.
The look of panic and horror would be priceless. Unfortunately, the cost of all this fun can be rather steep. For dogs exposure to HABs can result in lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, difficulty breathing, and even death. Our humans don’t fare much better with symptoms including; sore throat, congestion, wheezing, eye irritation, rash, blistering, abdominal pain, and (the always fun) dynamic duo of vomiting and diarrhea. So, it’s a good idea to let our humans know to keep us and them away from any slimy, stinky, muck that is either on the surface of a body of water or has washed up on the shore. Exposure can come in three forms, inhaling water droplets containing algal toxins, ingestion, or through skin contact when we decide to stomp through it. So, what this basically boils down to is, avoid HABs at all costs. When out for a day of fun at the beach or lake, keep your eyes peeled for any beach or lake postings regarding water quality. Now, in the unfortunate instance that you or your human becomes exposed to the algae, rinse yourself and your human off immediately, do not lick it off your fur or allow your human to lick it off their skin. We all know how they are, they have to taste everything and you can’t always keep an eye on them. Take a moment to ogle that cute collie up the beach from you and they’re gone getting into goodness knows what kind of trouble. They can be so embarrassing at times. If either of you are exposed to an algal bloom and experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, get medical treatment right away. Below are some images of algal blooms to give you an idea of what they look like. Know your enemy and stay the heck away from them. Well, I hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July and thoroughly enjoys this fantastic summer weather. Oh yes, one more thing to remember, bees are not your friends. When you see them out doing their thing, leave them alone. If irritated, they will let you know in no uncertain terms how displeased they are with your intrusion. This is a public service message for all my dog friends. Take Care and I’ll See You Next Month
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I expect the wound to heal normally after this, but I won’t be surprised if she Dehiscence is a fancy medical word develops a seroma, or pocket of fluid unfor the splitting open of a wound. A deder the skin, from bouncing around too hiscence may be minor, involving a tiny much before the area completely heals. part of the skin incision and requiring no special treatment. Or maybe a few skin Don’t assume if your pet isn’t licking staples will be placed to hold the wound their incision immediately after surgery edges closer together for faster healthat they won’t. Some animals leave ing. The worst kind of dehiscence, the their surgery site alone during the early kind that keeps veterinary students up phase of healing, but attack it just as the all night and biting their nails following skin finally starts to mend. If you have their first spay, is an opening completely ever experienced insanely itchy skin as a down through the abdominal wall so surgical incision or even a minor cut bethat the animal’s abdominal fat or even gins healing you’ll understand why dogs intestines protrude through the wound. and cats suddenly notice their surgical Dogs have been known to chew on their wound a week after the fact! own insides when this happens! Yikes! Thankfully, this is exceedingly uncomThe “cone of shame” is obnoxious, mon. humiliating and completely necessary in most cases. Even with the cone on, Even Maddie, the long-snouted however, pets can develop complications Springer Spaniel who managed to feroin their surgical wounds that require folciously lick outside the cone, presented low-up care by their veterinarian. Please with just a partial dehiscence. While I follow your veterinarian’s post-op incould peer down through her subcutanestructions closely regarding exercise reous tissue and fat to the sutures holding strictions, wound care and medications. her abdominal wall together, thankfully And most of all, don’t let Fido lick! the abdominal closure remained intact and her guts stayed in. Maddie’s dehiscence was so severe, however, that Editors Note: The Practical Pet Vet is she required general anesthesia so the a blog written by Dr. Kim Everson of St. dead, infected wound edges could be Bernard’s Animal Medical Center, Van trimmed away, or debrided. I resutured Dyne, WI. the wound, placed Maddie on a course Reprinted with permission. of oral antibiotics and gave her a larger e-collar.
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ASK THE ALPHA DOG by Tamara Pool, Pet Journal Columnist email@example.com This summer, we all want to get out and walk our dogs and let them get the exercise they need and desperately want. However, keep in mind that there are other dogs out there with owners that may not pay attention to the leash laws of the city. Personally, I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to leash their dog. From a training point of view, the leash provides a physical link between you and your dog that will allow a stronger emotional connection. They can feel what you want them to do.
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! FACTS ABOUT EAR INFECTIONS from The Practical Pet Vet blog I gave my spiel on ear infections so 5. The amount and type of micromany times this week I can’t help but organisms growing in the ear canal inwrite it down for posterity. dicate how long treatment should be. Two weeks of treatment is a bare 1. Ear mites primarily cause infec- bones minimum! I have seen bad tions in kittens or outside cats and are bacterial otitis cases take over six weeks almost certainly not the reason your to clear up. For severe or chronic ear Cocker Spaniel is scratching her ears, so infections, rechecks by your veterinarian don’t bother with the OTC ear mite rem- every two weeks is essential. I know it edy from the pet store. might seem expensive and time consuming, but if you don’t follow up now you’ll 2. Moisture is the enemy of ears, end up wasting a lot more money and so don’t clean those dirty ears with soapy energy on those problematic ears over water. Dogs who get a lot of baths or time, your pet will have chronic pain and swim often (especially the floppy-eared may even have diminished hearing. variety like Labradors) should have their ears cleaned regularly with a veterinarThis week I gave a second opinion on ian-approved cleanser. These products Arnie, an adorable, good-natured pug are specially formulated, pH balanced whose previous veterinarian had given and may contain enzymes to improve up hope that the chronic ear infection the health of the ear canal. Please don’t could be resolved and had discussed use straight alcohol, vinegar, or hydro- lateral ear resection with the owners. gen peroxide. Also, I find OTC ear wipes are completely useless for this purpose. 3. Another culprit behind itchy ears and infections is allergies. If your pet has a history of itchy ears at certain times of year you should discuss seasonal allergy management with your veterinarian. Finding a hypoallergenic food is tricky, and frequent diet changes without guidance from your veterinarian can lead to GI problems. Worse, over time, random exposure to many different foods may make your pet allergic to more and more ingredients!
Lateral ear resection is a last ditch effort to clear up infection. The dog’s ear canals are literally surgically removed! The problem is that I’ve treated “ear infections” in dogs who’ve had their ear canals removed, so it’s not a sure cure. Arnie had a history of yeast otitis and microscopic evaluation of his ear gunk showed nothing but yeast. Turns out that over the course of Arnie’s life the owners were prescribed one two-week ear treatment after another and the ears were never rechecked! After 10-14 days of medicine Arnie’s ears felt better, the smelly brown gunk inside decreased, and the owners believed the infection was gone. I imagine Arnie’s yeast enemies singing Chumbawumba’s “I get knocked down, but I get up again” deep inside his ear canal about a week after the treatment stopped.
4. Most early ear infections involve overpopulation by yeast. Yeast love moisture after all. Over time, ears that do not receive proper treatment and never fully resolve start growing bacteria. There are many types of bacterial ear infections, with the most difficult to treat infections involving rod-shaped bacteria. That’s because these types of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics quickly. If your veterinarian suspects bacterial otitis she will want to look at some ear discharge under the microscope to get an idea how aggressive therapy must be. In fact, the presence of rod-shaped bacteria often warrants bacterial culture and sensitivity testing to ensure the most effective medicines We are currently treating Arnie with are used. a leave-in ear treatment that eliminates the need for daily cleaning and treatment at home.
What this means is, while on your property, your dog may be off leash as long as they obey voice commands. However, while off your property, your dog MUST be leashed. This leash CANNOT be longer than six feet in length. My research shows that most communities have a six foot maximum for leashes. While the wording may vary from city to city, the six foot rule remains the same. This means that the retractable leashes are not acceptable for walking your dog.
In Sheboygan and Plymouth, we have With this in mind, you have to wonder an ordinance that states that “any per- why people walk their dogs off leash. son owning or having charge, custody, Some people say that their dog doesn’t care or control of any dog or cat shall run off or they will stay right next to them keep such animal exclusively upon his while walking. Well, that is good trainown premises either by personal and ing and I applaud you if your dog knows direct supervision such as voice com- to stay with you. However, you need to mand by such person physically present, understand that a dog is an animal and or upon an appropriate chain or tie no there will eventually be something that longer than 15 feet in length, or in an they see that will interest them more enclosed yard, either walled or fenced, than staying at your side. If you aren’t or in any other appropriate restraining expecting it, you may not be able to stop enclosure. The dog or cat may be off the them before they dart into traffic.
premises if it is restrained by a substantial leash or chain not exceeding six feet in length, in the hands of such person and directly controlling the movement of the animal, or if it is being trained or shown in an area or at an event approved for such purposes by the superintendent of parks. This section shall not apply to police dogs.”
Arnie’s happy because he doesn’t have to have his painfully inflamed ears messed with at home every day. The owners are happy because they don’t have to do anything with Arnie’s ears at all. I’m happy because I know the medicine is exactly where is should be and is assailing the yeast around the clock for two weeks straight (no skipped treatments, no inexpert medicating). We have a recheck appointment scheduled for two weeks, and the owners have been prepared to expect 4-6 weeks of treatment if all goes well.
Not to mention, there are many dogs out there that aren’t good with other dogs or have leash aggression. Protecting the four-legged family members is priority numero uno! If you are walking your dog without a leash, this could be very dangerous for both you and your dog. Keep in mind that there are many dog owners out there that think they have the best behaved dog in the city and their dog will never leave their yard. Then every time their dog does leave the yard you get the response, “He’s never
done that before!”
Of course he’s never done that before… right!? This has been happening to one of my students for years. The same dog always runs out barking and starts going after my student on each walk and she always gets the same response… “He’s never done that before!” The point is, of course, to protect your dog from anything that might happen. While we can’t protect against some things…this is something you can do. Leash your dog when they are not in a fenced yard. Prove that you are a responsible alpha dog!
While I fear Arnie has had a smoldering yeast otitis for years, I’m looking beyond simply killing resilient yeast to identify the underlying cause(s) of his original infection. Arnie is quite rolypoly and a breed that often suffers from allergies. He has dry skin and the fat in his face scrunches up his ears so they Sincerely, tend to trap moisture. I’ve started ArAlpha Dog nie on a fish oil supplement, discussed weight management and questioned closely about possible food allergies. Editors Note: Alpha Dog, Tamara welTreatment of severe, chronic ear infeccomes your questions on pet training, tions and identification and manageplease email her at the email above or ment of the health conditions that cause by mail: them require patience, ingenuity and dedication. Luckily for Arnie, his family Pet Journal is motivated to resolve his ear problem Attn: Alpha Dog once and for all. 3120 S Business Dr. STE 270 Sheboygan, WI 53081-4818 Editors Note: The Practical Pet Vet is a blog written by Dr. Kim Everson of St. Bernard’s Animal Medical Center, Van Dyne, WI. Reprinted with permission.
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PETS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT AREA RESCUES AND SHELTERS
From Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary is Abby, a 14.1hh 12 year old sorrel mare. She has had several years of ground training. She lunges, has had work with natural horsemanship training and been ground driven in a saddle and surcingle. While she is extremely intelligent, beautiful and bold - she at times can exhibit irrational fears. Abby may have had some kind of abuse as a yearling - but that’s only speculative. She is currently in training to be ridden which will continue, until she is able to find her permanent and forever partner! She is sweet, kind, loving and compassionate and just needs to find her place in the sun. She deserves to fulfill her very own purpose in life if someone could make the commitment to her that she so very much needs! Only a permanent, stable and committed applicant will be lucky enough to adopt Abby! Her adoption fee is $350 www. rescuehorses.org
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Summer Madison is a friendly cat who has a great personality. This friendly cat was surrendered to WCHS because she didn’t tolerate the toddler in her home. She is a very sweet girl who loves attention and being pet. She will lay quietly when you groom her-she likes to look her best! She has a purr and she is very affectionate. Summer Madison would do best in a home with kids over 12. Her affectionate nature would make her a perfect companion for an all adult household. Come meet Summer Madison at the Washington County Humane Society, 3650 State Rd 60, Slinger, WI, 262.677.4388, www.washingtoncountyhumane.org.
We figure Savannah was roaming free for at least two years. She was, at the beginning of her life, someone’s house cat. She trusted people at that time. She doesn’t trust people anymore. Her obvious distrust makes her appear feral. She’s not feral, she’s only cautious. Savannah “hung out” in a neighborhood on the south side of Manitowoc. While living in this neighborhood, Savannah had at least 3 litters of kittens. Savannah had her last litter in foster care. When these little Roamers are ready, they will be adopted into indoor forever homes. We don’t know yet whether Savannah will go indoors or outdoors. She does not yet trust. She will not nurse her kittens when her foster mom is present. She persists in taking them out of a comfortable cat bed and placing them on the floor. She will eventually tell us which direction she wants to go. Roamers always do. We try to respect their wishes. Please call 920-686-8899 if you’re interested in adopting me.
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Mush may not be pulling sleds through the snow in Alaska, but he sure looks like he could! With his fluffy tricolored coat and one blue and one brown eye, this beautiful Siberian Husky is quite a catch. Transferred into The Washington County Humane Society from Fond du Lac Humane Society due to space availability, Mush and a large amount of other animals were rescued from a home in the Town of Friendship earlier this year. Friendly and outgoing he will gladly show off all the tricks he knows when asked and has learned “sit”, “paw”, “other paw”, and “lay down”. Mush needs to go to a home without small animals, cats, and dogs as he will be aggressive towards them. Most likely due to his distressing past, Mush guards toys and doors from other dogs and will snap at them if given the chance. Mush has a great personality and would do well in a loving active home that will show him the finer things in life. He is anxiously looking for a forever home with children over 8 as he may be a bit much for young children. Won’t you help him along on his journey? Come meet Mush at the Washington County Humane Society, 3650 State Rd 60, Slinger, WI, 262.677.4388, www.washingtoncountyhumane.org.
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Meow! Hi! I am Haley! I am approximately 3-5 years old. I was originally found wandering around Green Bay, WI. I was pregnant, had babies, and then the landlord said that we all had to get out! So my litter and I came to Happily Ever After. They waited until my kittens were big enough, but now they are ready to go and so am I! I am very sweet and am learning to accept love and attention! I am finding that I really do enjoy it! If you have some time to spend with me to show me what the good life is like, then I am more than willing to give it a shot! They are not sure how I am with dogs or kids yet because I am learning about everything right now! They do know that I would do better in a house with no other kitties because I tend to get a little bit possessive of my litterbox, but have no fear, I haven’t had any litterbox problems when I have a box of my very own! Please come and see me at Happily Ever After’s Green Bay Adoption Center! I will be the best kitty you ever had! Love, Haley www.happilyeverafterinfo.org
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Handsome, handsome Simon! Simon loves to play with toys and chew on bones. Simon is estimated to be 3 years old but still has some puppy behaviors such as mouthing. He weighs 9lbs. He’s thought to be all Chi but we can’t say for sure. We have no history of Simon livingwith kids. He has spent one weekend with kids 10 & 13 and did fine but we feel an adult only home would be best for Simon. He’s very happy running free and FAST in a fenced yard. His new home should be able to meet his energy needs. Simon is being fostered with other dogs but would be happy as an “only.” When first meeting other dogs he needs some time to warm up to them. For more information on Simon, please email Labs N More Puppy Rescue at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PHOENIX NEEDS YOUR HELP!! This is Phoenix and she really needs our help! She was found as a tiny kitten in the corner of a horse stall all by herself. The wonderful women that found her saved her life. She fed and cared for this baby that was way too young to be without her mother. Phoenix never would have survived because she was either born or was injured shortly after birth as she only has two (2) front legs. She is now four (4) years old and is in great need of a surgery to become healthy. The volunteers at Saving Paws didn’t think twice about helping Phoenix as she has survived this long and we felt that we owed it to her to help her. Now we are in need of donations to help poor Phoenix get healthy so she can find her forever home!! Contact Saving Paws at 920-830-2392.
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Sierra Mist is a former puppy mill breeder dog. She is a 6-7 year old shih tzu, and she’s very sweet and goofy. She has not had any training, but she is learning how to walk on a leash, and she loves attention. She does very well with kids and other pets, too! Sierra Mist is at the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter. Call 920-294-3042 http://glaas.org
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ECO NEWS GREAT LAKES BEACH IMPROVEMENTS, FREE APP A BOON FOR BEACHGOERS Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – Improvements at many of Wisconsin’s Great Lakes beaches and a free smartphone application with the latest weather and water quality information are giving people more reasons to break out the beach towel and the sunscreen and head to the water’s edge, state beach officials say. “We’re fortunate in Wisconsin to have a group of innovative partners who have taken advantage of federal grants to transform beaches and really make them places that you want to go and relax and enjoy,” says Donalea Dinsmore, who leads the Department of Natural Resources program that administers federal grant money available for beach monitoring along Wisconsin’s Great Lakes shore.
“Racine and Door counties have been leaders in transforming a number of beaches into real “go- to” spots,” Dinsmore says, noting that Racine’s North Beach, in fact, last week was named one of 51 Great American Beaches by the national newspaper USA Today. “Bradford Beach in Milwaukee and Ozaukee County beaches are also leading by example.”
TRAVELING FOR THE HOLIDAY? LEAVE THE FIREWOOD AT HOME Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – State forest health spe1. from within 25 miles of the propcialists remind campers and travelers erty, AND that firewood can carry harmful forest 2. from within Wisconsin, AND insects and diseases. 3. from outside an area quarantined for emerald ash borer, (unless the “Invasive species threaten the health property is also in the same or a of our forests and urban trees,” said Anconnected quarantined area) drea Diss-Torrance, forest health specialist with the Department of Natural Reor sources. “Insect pests such as emerald 4. Certified by the Wisconsin Departash borer and gypsy moth and diseasment of Agriculture, Trade and es like oak wilt and Dutch elm disease Consumer Protection. spread to new areas easily in firewood. Collectively, these invasive species have Most state parks and forests have loalready killed millions of trees in Wiscon- cal firewood available for sale on site sin.” or from sellers nearby the property. To check availability, contact the property. All travelers should follow quarantine Contact information is online. Visit dnr. rules to help protect Wisconsin’s trees wi.gov and search “parks.” Many fedand to avoid fines. Second homeowners eral, county and private campgrounds are advised not to move firewood long also restrict firewood on their properties. distances between their properties, to Prospective visitors should call ahead for reduce the risk to their trees. The only details before travelling. exception is firewood certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, “A campsite surrounded by healthy, Trade and Consumer Protection. Certi- mature trees is basic to a quality campfied wood can be freely moved around ing experience, and so is having a campthe state because it is free of invasive fire.” says Diss-Torrance. “If we are pests and diseases that harm trees. The going to enjoy both, we need to take current year and one of three treatments some precautions to prevent introducing will be listed on the label to identify that invasive pests and diseases to the parks the wood has either been seasoned for and forests we enjoy the most. By using two years, debarked, or heat treated. A certified wood or wood from trees grown list of certified dealers is available online nearby, you help to prevent such introat emeraldashborer.wi.gov. ductions.”
Work to reduce contaminant problems differs by beach but has included work such as removing jetties, changing the slope of the beach and adding stormwater basins or rain gardens. Fencing around new native plantings to help filter contaminants before they enter the water, creating new dunes complete with dune grass, and changing mowing practices to allow longer vegetation that is less attractive to seagulls and other birds And, with the release last week by the are among the other measures taken to Great Lakes Commission and partner- tackle contaminant sources. ing states of the free, smartphone app More work will be done this year to (glin.net/beachcast) for more than 1,800 Great Lakes beaches, it will be easier for identify and correct sources of bacterial beachgoers to find current conditions, contamination in a number of other communities, with much of the work done in she says. partnership with University of Wisconsin“When you go to a beach you want to Oshkosh Professor Greg Kleinheinz and have fun and also make sure you have a Racine Public Health Department Labosafe and healthy experience,” Dinsmore ratory Director Julie Kinzelman. The says. “The beach app will tell you about Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission the conditions at the beach – what are is beginning a project to address runoff bacteria levels in the water, what’s the that contains phosphorus, a nutrient that weather like, and if there are winds that contributes to growth of Cladophora, the To help protect the health of public thick, green algae mats that have been could cause dangerous riptides.” land in Wisconsin, firewood is only alwashing ashore, she says. lowed on state managed properties if it People can still learn about current Volunteers from the Alliance for the is: beach conditions by going to the Wisconsin Beach Health (www.wibeaches. Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program us) website, and can sign up for an have also been having an impact on email or RSS feed of beach advisories improving beach conditions, Dinsmore by county on that website. Or they can says. “Keeping beaches clean and free find a link to the site by searching for of litter is an important part of control“beaches” on the DNR website. ling bacteria, and volunteers from the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Wisconsin has monitored water qual- program helping out in these efforts,” ity on at least 110 Great Lakes beaches she says. Certified wood will have a label like the one in this photo. every summer since 2003 to reduce the public’s risk of exposure to water-borne Public comment open on minor changillnesses. Local governments assess wa- es to beach monitoring ter quality and the DNR provides funding through federal BEACH Act funds it Monitoring water quality at the more Why does my cat do that? receives for monitoring on Great Lakes than 100 Great Lakes beaches will conbeaches. DNR also contracts with the tinue this year with some minor changes U.S. Geological Survey to provide online to which beaches will have water qualresults at the Wisconsin Beach Health ity tested and how often. Beaches are web site. prioritized for monitoring, with testing frequency based on factors including acThere has been a trend of improv- cessibility, usage, extent of vegetation ing water quality at Great Lakes beach- on the beach, and overall risk for cones due to the steps communities and tamination. partners have taken to tackle pollution sources. Such work has been acceleratThe changes are: If your cat is driving ed as a result of grants available through ● Two beaches in Racine County, you CRAZY the Obama administration’s Great Lakes Michigan Boulevard and Myers call or email for an appointment Restoration Initiative and the funding Park, have been removed from Vonnie Keebaugh, CVT approved by the U.S. Congress to carry the list because they are inac(920) 720-0678 out environmental restoration and processible to the public; email@example.com tection efforts, Dinsmore says. ● Several counties adjusted their www.catsense2me.com monitoring at low priority beachThe grants have made it possible to es based on their usage; identify and correct sources of bacterial ● Sheboygan County will increase contamination that in the past may have monitoring at King beach. led to beach water advisories or beach closures, she says. see EACH on page 17.
For more details about firewood in Wisconsin visit dnr.wi.gov and search the keyword “firewood” or call 1-877303-WOOD (9663). FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Robinson Klug, DNR Forest Health Educator, (608) 266-2172 or Andrea Diss-Torrance, DNR Forest Health Specialist, (608) 264-9247
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Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – Wisconsin artists are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2013 wild turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp design contests. After another successful event last year, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has decided to continue holding the judging for all three contests August 25 at the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo. The Leopold Center and the surrounding 1,500-acre Leopold Memorial Reserve offer the perfect setting in which to explore and appreciate the earliest attempts at habitat restoration in Wisconsin and to celebrate the contribution of wildlife art to habitat conservation. The DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management will be accepting stamp entries starting immediately; entries must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2012 in order to be eligible. All pieces of artwork will be on display starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, and the contest judging will take place at 1 p.m., followed by a small reception for the artists and public from 3-5 p.m. “We are pleased to be able to offer our dedicated stamp artists the opportunity to have their artwork publicly displayed in this unique setting, and those attending the event will have the chance to view a fine selection of wildlife artwork from artists across the state,” says Tom Hauge, director of DNR’s Bureau of Wildlife Management. In addition, those in attendance will be the first to get a “sneak peek” at the winning designs for the 2013 Wild Turkey, Pheasant, and Waterfowl Stamps.
Wildlife Management staff will be available to discuss the history and accomplishments of the three programs, as well as the central role that wildlife art has played in the state’s habitat conservation efforts. Funds derived from the sale of these stamps have contributed to the restoration and management of thousands of acres of important wildlife habitat.
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All stamp contest applicants should review the contest rules carefully to ensure the eligibility of their entries. Artwork must meet the technical requirements specified in these rules in order to be properly processed and prepared for ISCONSIN S REY OLF POPULATION GREW IN display at the Leopold Center. For contest rules, entry forms, and Reproduction Rights Agreements for the 2013 wild Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl stamp PARK FALLS, Wis. -- Wisconsin’s gray In 2010 the Wisconsin DNR initiated programs search for “Wildlife Stamps” wolf population at the close of the 2011- a Web notification of all wolf attacks on on the DNR website. 2012 winter was estimated to be 815- dogs for hunters and others concerned 880, a roughly 4 percent increase over about wolf depredations. People can A convenient way to stay informed is the 2010-2011 end-of-winter estimate. have their email address added to the to sign up for email updates using the A total of 41-42 wolves were counted on notification list by searching for “wolf” DNR’s GovDelivery service – follow the Native American reservations and thus on the DNR website and then clicking on prompts and enroll in the “waterfowl, the total count of wolves outside of res- the link for “dog depredations.” wild turkey, and pheasant stamp design ervations was 774-838 wolves. A late contests” distribution list. Members of winter population of 350 wolves outside DNR continues to encourage the service receive occasional email rereservations is the current state wolf volunteers in monitoring wolves minders about contest entry deadlines, population goal for Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s wolf population estimate detailed event information, and the anis based on data gathered by agency binouncement of the winning artwork for Wolves in Wisconsin were removed ologists and technicians, and more than 2013. from the federal endangered species list 150 volunteers. DNR has conducted on January 27, 2012, and management annual wolf surveys since winter 1979For more information about the Aldo authority was returned to the states and 1980, and volunteers have been involved Leopold Legacy Center and related tribes for gray wolves living in the West- in the surveys since 1995. events, please consult the Leopold Cenern Great Lakes. Since 2004, the State ter’s website at (www.aldoleopold.org). of Wisconsin listed the gray wolf as a “Volunteer trackers have become a protected wild animal, and on April 2, critical portion of our surveys that have FOR MORE INFORMATION, CON2012 it was designated a game species. allowed us to obtain reliable estimates of TACT: Krista McGinley – 608-261-8458 The Department of Natural Resources the state wolf population in winter,” said or Bob Manwell, DNR Office of Commuis developing rules to allow a public Adrian Wydeven, DNR mammalian ecolnications – 608-264-9248 wolf hunting and trapping season (dnr. ogist who coordinates the wolf survey. wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/wolf/docu- “We hope to continue attracting citizens ments/wolfrule.pdf) starting October 15, in helping to determine the annual popu2012. lation of wolves in the state.” (920) - 465- PETS (7387) Mon, Tue, Thrs, Fri - 12pm - 7pm Saturday - 11am - 4pm Closed Sundays & Wednesdays
NEW COMPOST PRODUCTION RULES IN EFFECT STARTING JUNE 1 Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – Across Wisconsin, back- “The rules provide an easier path for yard compost bins turn grass clippings, grocery stores, cafeterias and others to leaves, vegetable peels, apple cores and divert their food scraps from landfills to other everyday materials into nutrient- compost facilities,” said Wolbert. “We rich compost and mulch. But backyard are seeing an explosion of interest in bins can’t handle the volumes of scraps composting all across the state.” and trimmings generated by stores, restaurants, landscaping companies and In addition, Wolbert said the new municipal leaf collection programs. rules set up a voluntary compost quality designation that could help consumers That’s where the professional and identify premium compost. The promunicipal compost producers come into gram gives compost producers the opthe picture. The Wisconsin Department portunity to have compost tested and of Natural Resources has new regula- classified as “Class A Compost.” Such tions just out that focus on boosting op- compost would need to meet stringent portunities for large-scale composting limits on contaminants. (dnr.wi.gov/topic/Recycling/regs.html) throughout the state. The rule changes primarily affect section NR 502.12 of the Wisconsin AdminAccording to Brad Wolbert, chief of istrative Code; they will: the DNR recycling and solid waste section, the new rules were inspired in part by the large amounts of food and other recoverable organic material going to see OMPOST on page 17. Wisconsin landfills.
The annual winter wolf count relies on There are two upcoming training and aerial tracking of radio-collared wolves, educational opportunities for wolf survey and snow track surveys by DNR and vol- volunteers. unteer trackers. Also included are wolf sightings by members of the public and ● The Cable Natural History Muother agencies, including observations seum (www.cablemuseum. from trail cameras. The agency has conorg) in Cable, is sponsoring an afternoon tour and eveducted these counts since the winter of ning wolf howling event in 1979-1980 when there were 25 wolves the Cable/Clam Lake area on in the state. July 14, from 3 p.m. to midnight. Costs are $50 for memA total of 213 wolf packs were detectbers and $55 for nonmembers ed in Wisconsin during the winter count to cover travel and dinner at consisting of at least two adult wolves Lakewoods Supper Club. The each. Biologists found 51 packs distribevent will include short hikes uted across central Wisconsin and 162 through the forest during the packs in northern Wisconsin. The largest day, and enjoying the sumpack in the state was Fort McCoy Pack mer night sky along forest in Monroe County with 10 wolves. At back roads after dark. The least 63 packs had five or more wolves tour will be led by DNR wolf in them. biologist Adrian Wydeven, and wolf program technician SarIt appeared the wolf population inah Boles. For information call creased in 2012. With federal delisting 715-798-3890. and new status as a game species, controls will be applied to the wolf population to reduce conflicts, and reduce the population to more socially accepted levsee OLVES on page 14. els, while maintaining a sustainable and healthy wolf population.
HEALTH BENEFITS FOR THE CHILDREN by Linda Ledbeter, Pet Journal Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org I am going to share a personal story from my childhood. I grew up in the Mississippi Valley in the hills of Dunn and Pierce Counties. We, for the most part, could be described as the Wisconsin Hillbillies. Some laugh, finding it hard to imagine such a thing in this great state, but if you have traveled the hills of my childhood you would understand. This story begins when I was about nine years old. I lived on a farm with my younger brother, older sisters, my Mother and her current husband. Her husband collected and traded animals like someone who might collect sports cards. Horses and dogs were his main passion for trading, mixed in for good measure a few goats, sheep and rabbits and one summer guinea pigs. Cows and chickens kept us in meat, milk and eggs. New clothes consisted of remakes of my older sisters’ items and clothing that was handed down to us from other family members or generous neighbors. The only running water was in the kitchen sink. Baths during the summer months consisted of swimming in the river and sponge baths in the winter. Our neighbors had running water and had new clothing made directly from new material or off the store shelves, I thought they were rich. The only family I thought we were better off than was the neighbor down the road. They had twenty people living in a 24 x 24 two story house: a set of parents, 10 children, 3 daughterin-laws and 5 grandchildren with no running water AND they ate turtle soup.
When I came home from school, she greeted me like a loyal dog, talking to me, telling me about her day, and how she waited patiently for my return. She loved me like no other; she saw me as important and made sure I knew it. When I cried from the hurtful day and getting no support from others other than being reminded, ‘Sticks and Stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me,’ Angel always knew when and how I needed to cry into her soft white fur that was beginning to show grey strips with age. When the tears subsided and I lay spent, she would position herself over my heart and purr. She followed me everywhere, climbed trees and even walked through the woods with me. Angel was my counselor and my confidant, and when my mother decided she was leaving her husband, I was forced to give her away. My heart broke in to pieces. Leaving the farm and this man was a good thing, leaving her behind and in his care was not an option, this I knew even then. I found her a home where I knew she would be safe, and I was promised I could come back for her when we were settled. A lie told by my mother only because she thought I would forget Angel with time. Why do I share this story and what is the point? While interviewing Pam Kacheimeier of CoachHorse Counseling for the July issue, she shared a story that reminded me of my cat. As adults, sometimes we forget what it is like to be a child, enduring the stress of school, other kids, divorce, and abuse, just to name a few. We forget children are under stress, and that they too need an outlet. We know how our pets help us as adults, but what about the children? When a family looses their jobs and homes, usually their pets are given away. When a mother, who is afraid to leave her husband or boyfriend for fear of the safety of the pets, and the children intuitively know this, imagine just for a moment the dilemma the children are facing. The child’s best friend is in danger, and when the mother finally does leave, the pets are either left behind or relinquished. Our pets are a vital aspect of our children’s mental well-being. Therapy dogs and cats are trained to go into nursing homes, hospice and hospitals; there are even dogs trained to read with small children. But what about our children, grandchildren, the child next door, down the street? The child who lives in a shelter?
School was something that was endured. Kids can be cruel to each other, especially when adults turn a deaf ear and blind eye. Home was not a safe place either, and I took comfort in the animals; I talked to all of them and sometimes they answered back. I loved them all, but there was one cat that became my best friend. She was born in my bed during the middle of the night. Sally, the Siamese cat my Mother just had to have, was breed to a Tiger Siamese my mother’s friends had. The only real purpose for this breeding was to see what the kittens might look like. Sally occasionally slept with me and on this particular night, I was chosen to be initiated into the birthing world. After I was woken up by her climbing all over my legs under the covers, I noticed that I was getting wetter by the minute, and then I was shocked to be witnessing the birth of six pure white kittens. After getting no assistance from my Mother other than “She is not, go back to bed,” Our pets give back to us and to our I changed my clothing and continued to children in ways you can not measure in watch the scene unfold before me. words, only from the heart. The six white kittens and Sally lived in my room; I watched them develop the following six weeks, and I knew each one personally. A small white female kitten with blue eyes became my favorite, and when all the other kittens were given away, she remained mine. I named her Angel, and she was an Angel of sorts for she was my closest companion.
WOLVES from page 12. ● The North Lakelands Discovery Center (www.discoverycenter. net) in Manitowish Waters, is sponsoring a weekend with wolves from Friday evening August 3 through mid-day Sunday August 5. Training will be provided on wolf biology, ecology, survey methods, and latest wolf management activities. Visits will be made to local wolf territories during daytime and howling surveys will be conducted at night. Training will be conducted by DNR and Discovery Center Staff. The wolf weekend qualifies as wolf ecology training for persons planning to become volunteer trackers, but is open to all members of the public. For information call 877-543-3255.
Volunteer trackers, who have attended wolf ecology and carnivore tracking training, will be assigned survey blocks of about 200 square miles each, and will be asked to conducted at least three good surveys of their block during winter. Details on the volunteer tracking program and additional training opportunities are found on the Wisconsin DNR website (dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/volunteer.html). FOR MORE INFORMATION: on Wisconsin’s wolf population or volunteer training contact Adrian Wydeven - (715) 762-1363; on the GovDelivery notification service contact Dawn Hinebaugh (608) 266-5243
With the Fourth of July behind us, summer is here and it is only getting hotter out there and the State Fair and County Fairs are coming. Look for the August issue of Pet Journal at one of our many distribution locations. Coming in the August issue we will be bringing to you the following:
Eco News Zoo News Farm News (New Section that will making its deput in August!) & more articles of Pet/Animal interest. More from our columnists: Ask the Alpha Dog Ask Scrappy! Grooming your Pet Holistic & Natural Options for your Pets
In upcoming articles, I will cover the healing affects that all animals have on us. If you would like to share your story, contact me all email@example.com.
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HAPPILY EVER AFTER’S JUNE JAMBOREE
Pictures from Happily Ever After’s June Jamboree, held June 24 at Chamber’s Hill, Suamico, WI. Pictures from Happily ever After’s Facebook page, used with permission.
BAY BEACH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Pictures of the animals at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary coping with the heat, at the end of June 2012. Photos by L. Schneider, Pet Journal.
PHOTO GALLERY OF READERS PETS
Jackson, looking for attention or a walk, Erick N., Sheboygan, Wis.
Portia, with a favorite toy, Jelaine M., Green Bay, Wis.
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PHOTOS OF OUR FRIENDS WHO ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN The beloved dachshund of author Barbara Techel and husband, John, as well as thousands of fans around the world, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of Barbara on June 21, 2012. She was two months shy of her thirteenth birthday. Frankie suffered a spinal injury over six years ago and was fitted with a dog wheelchair. Though devastating at first to the Techel’s, Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she was being given to help others through Frankie’s example. She and Frankie have taken their inspiring message of believing in yourself and staying positive throughout life’s challenges to classrooms and libraries and through their work as a volunteer certified therapy dog team since 2008. They made over 400 appearances in person, as well as via Skype. They also made over 250 visits with monthly visits to Memorial hospital, Libby’s House, and Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Community. Techel’s passion is sharing with others what animals teach us about living in the moment and enjoying life to the fullest, and encouraging children to stay positive and make a difference no matter what their obstacles. Frankie’s story lives on in the books Techel wrote about her, Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog & Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby’s House. Except from Barb Techel’s Press Release on Frankie.
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BEACH from page 12. Low priority beaches may be based on several factors: accessibility, usage, extent of the vegetation on the beach, overall risk for contamination based on sanitary survey or monitoring history. The federal Beach Act requires that people be given an opportunity to comment on the beach list. People can email or submit comments in writing by June 30, 2012. Direct email comments to Donalea Dinsmore (donalea.dinsmore@ wi.gov) or send them via U.S. mail to Donalea Dinsmore, Wisconsin DNR Office of the Great Lakes, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Donalea Dinsmore – 608-266-1926 With the MyBeachCast mobile app for Android, you can discover local Great Lakes beaches based on your location, save favorite beaches, and view real-time information on beach water quality advisories, weather and water conditions. Find myBeachCast, a free app, from the Google Play app store.
COMPOST from page 13. ●
allow for larger volumes and a greater variety of materials, like food scraps, to be accepted at licensed compost facilities; encourage municipal leaf and yard composting facilities to become more active managers of their operations; enable the DNR to estimate and track the volume of materials processed by commercial and municipal composters from year to year; improve water quality protections at large compost facilities; and create a voluntary product testing program and list the standards that must be met for compost facility operators to designate their products “Class A Compost.”
Wolbert noted that finding ways to put organic materials back to work through composting has the potential to create more job opportunities than merely landfilling them. “It doesn’t make sense to bury these resources when we can recover economic value from them,” he said. To learn more about composting, please visit the DNR’s website and search “compost.”
ASK THE VET ALL ABOUT ALLERGIES by Dr. Karen M. Strickfaden, Ask the Vet Columnist email@example.com Allergies are one of the most common health problems for pets today. The animal’s immune system overreacts to the environment-pollen, dust, food, household chemicals or insect bites. This can set off an alarm in the immune system, causing it to pump out large amounts of inflammatory cells, hormones and histamines. The result is itchy, irritated skin or intestinal disturbances such as diarrhea.
Contact Allergies Contact allergies occur when an animal’s skin comes into contact with the item that he is allergic to. Examples may include fabrics such as wool, synthetic chemicals such as laundry detergent or household cleaners. Chemical flea collars commonly cause this type of reaction. The skin at the point of contact is irritated, it may itch, become thickened or discolored, have a strong odor and/or Allergies are life-long, chronic prob- lose hair from constant biting or scratchlems. There is a genetic predisposi- ing. tion to developing allergies, but allergy symptoms can appear on any dog or cat Flea Allergies at almost any age. Animals aren’t allergic to fleas, but to the proteins that fleas secrete in their Types of Allergies saliva when they bite. Affected animals Pet allergies generally fall into four can itch severely for even five days from categories: food, inhalant, contact and a single flea bite! flea allergies.
Food Allergies The most common food allergens are wheat and corn. We recommend avoidFOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: ing all wheat and corn products for all potential allergy patients since the allerBrad Wolbert, 608-264-6286. gic effects of a food can stay in the pet’s body for up to EIGHT weeks. Puppy Recommended A pet can also become allergic to food QUARIUM AINTENANCE TOP KNOT TAIL WAGGERS additives or preservatives in commercial Pet Salon pet food. Thus, it is important to feed CHEDULE a high quality, natural food at all times. Pet Grooming at its Best Make sure your treats are also non-alby Melissa Verner, Pet Journal Columnist Also lergenic! Week 1: Ten percent water change, wipe down inside of tank with soft Food allergies can manifest as digescloth tive disturbances such as vomiting/diarWeek 2: Gravel vac while doing a ten rhea. Another typical symptom of food percent water change, it is okay allergies is itchy skin or chronic ear infecif you do a little more. Rememtions. The infections often clear up with Raises Partie Yorkshire Terriers ber to take out all of your decoramedication, but return soon after treatKaren Killips - Pet Stylist tions before gravel vacuuming and ment is stopped. N6411 Oak Ridge Ct. j Shawano clean them as well. Week 3: Ten percent water change, Inhalant Allergies (715) 526-3183 wipe down inside of thank with Inhalant allergies (also called atopy) By Appointment only soft cloth is similar to human hay fever. The pet firstname.lastname@example.org Week 4: Replace filter cartridge as well becomes allergic to grass or weed polas a ten percent water change lens, dust, or molds. These allergens
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Treatment Options Medical therapy is divided into two categories - alleviating symptoms vs. desensitizing the pet. You can reduce the allergy symptoms with medications such as antihistamines or steroids. Antihistamines often cause sleepiness or excitable behavior as a side effect. Steroids have many potential side effects and are recommended for short term relief only. Essential fatty acids (found in fish or flaxseed oil) have been shown to be a beneficial supplement for allergies. Specific shampoos and sprays can also alleviate some allergy symptoms and can be an important part of controlling the problem.
Allergy Testing This is a desensitization treatment where the patient is given “allergy shots”. After specific sources of allergens are identified (by blood allergy testing), very small amounts of the allergens are injected into the body to hyposensitize or desensitize the patient to the true or natural allergen. As time passes the immune system may become less reactive generally produce severe itching in pets. to the allergies. For dogs, the itching is most commonly seen on the feet (i.e. they chew or bite Bioresonance Therapy their paws constantly). Other areas that Bioresonance or Bicom therapy is homay be affected are the groin, armpits, listic approach to boosting the immune ears, belly, or sometimes the itching will system, clearing allergens and sensitiviinvolve the entire body. In cats, most ties in the body. Can be useful to test itching is seen on the head or neck area and treat any potential allergen or senor dermatitis and hair loss on the belly. sitivity – including foods, pollens, chemi“Hot Spots” are another manifestation cals, metals and vaccines. Bicom therapy of environmental allergies. These are is a non-invasive method to tap into the hairless, irritated, red oozing sores ap- body’s biomagnetic information. Counpearing anywhere on the body. Inhalant trycare Animal Complex is one of the allergies are often seasonal - especially premier facilities offering this European, in the spring and late summer-fall when Holistic therapy. pollen counts are the highest.
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ZOO NEWS CELEBRATING THE WORLD’S OCEANS by Angela Kawski, NEW Zoo June 8th was “World Oceans Day,” so we’re taking a moment to celebrate “fish!” and all the marine creatures of the world, many of which are becoming endangered due to overfishing and other human activities. Despite the vastness of the seas, the populations within them DO have limits - so let’s take a look at how YOU can help protect our world’s oceans. World Oceans Day, which had been unofficially celebrated every 8th of June since its original proposal in 1992, was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. Since then, it has been coordinated internationally by The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network, with greater success and global participation each year. World Oceans Day (WOD) is an opportunity every year to honor the world’s oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as seafood, as well as celebrate marine life itself. The oceans are extremely valuable to humans, even providing sea lanes for international trade. Global pollution and overconsumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling populations of many ocean species. The Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean Network, has been promoting WOD since 2003 with its network of over 1,200 organizations and others throughout the world. These groups have been working to build greater awareness of the crucial role of the ocean in our lives and the important ways people can help. World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to get directly involved in protecting our future, through a new mindset and personal and community action and involvement – beach clean-ups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, and other planned activities help to raise consciousness of how our lives depend on the oceans. The problems faced by our planet’s seas are quite large, and it can seem challenging to make a difference in protecting them.
FISHING LINE: PICK IT UP IN TIME! by Lori Bankson, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
But, luckily for us, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has developed a very handy little tool that we can use daily to make an important difference. This tool is known as the “Seafood Watch Card.”
Well, Summer is here and the time is right to be spending beautiful days outdoors doing many activities, like fishing! What a great way to experience Wisconsin nature. But unfortunately in Animal Care here at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, we see fun fishing outings turn into dangerous situations for wildlife. Why? Fishing line left in the water or on the shore can turn deadly for a critter that gets tangled in it or swallows some of it. Here is a recent story of one such critter in a fishing line mishap:
Fortunately with daily feedings, exercise, and time, the painted turtle did pass the hook! There was some internal tissue on the hook, so we monitored her for a time after she passed it to make sure she was in good health. We were then able to release her back into the wild where she belongs, hoping she can avoid anymore fishing line in the future.
The Seafood Watch Program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Awareness is raised So what can you do? If you are fishthrough the pocket guides, and through ing or walking along the shore and see mobile applications, websites, and outsome fishing line, pick it up! Most pubreach efforts. Restaurants, distributors, lic fishing areas have spots to dispose of and seafood purveyors, as well as conA painted turtle, about 1-2 years old, fishing line. If you get your fishing line sumers like you and me, are encouraged came in with fishing line in her mouth. caught in weeds or in the water, get the to purchase from sustainable sources. Sometimes, animals just have a string line and hook out. And finally, if you see Seafood Watch recommendations are and we can extract it easily—but this an animal in need of assistance, call us science-based, peer reviewed, and use string was down the esophagus and at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary -- we ecosystem-based criteria. They help “hooked” to something we could not can help you help wildlife! We are open sustain wild, diverse and healthy ocean see. At Gentle Vet Animal Hospital, Dr. daily in Animal Care 8am until 6:30pm. ecosystems that will exist long into the Dan Gray took an x-ray and saw a fishing You can reach us at 920.391.3685. future. The Watch cards help consum- hook stuck in the turtle’s digestive tract. Have a great summer and please ers and businesses to purchase seafood It was unfortunately too far down the that is fished or farmed in ways that tract and into the body to safely do sur- check out our blog, facebook page, and don’t harm the environment. Each card gery. The shell would have to be cut and website for more summer stories, phocontains three lists of fish. The Green have some major repair work done. We tos, tips, and animal profiles from Animal List contains species that are sustainably decided we would monitor the turtle and Care -- or just stop out and see us for harvest and SHOULD be purchased by see if we could help her get the hook out some summer fun! consumers; the Red List contains species not the easy way, but the natural way. that are not harvested sustainably and Fish hook and fishing line ingestion in should not be purchased by consumers. The yellow list contains “good alterna- turtles can happen for a number of reatives” to the green list, if you can’t find sons, including -- there is still bait on the hook and the animal eats the bait, not the species on the green list. seeing the hook; the animal may eat a Nearly 85% of the world’s fisheries smaller fish that has eaten a hook; the are fished to capacity, or overfished. line and hook are caught in weeds and Our seafood choices have the power to the turtle is munching on the weeds and make this situation worse, or improve it. ingests it; or even the turtle is swimming Seafood Watch recommendations don’t and gets tangled in the fishing line that hinge on any single issue. Instead, is in the water and accidentally swalthey consider the fishery, habitat, spe- lows the line/hook. Whatever way it cies, management, and a host of other happened, this turtle had a chance at 3 factors that affect each species. In this outcomes for her situation: she would way, Seafood Watch offers a complete pass the hook, the hook would land in the body and would stay in the turtle forvision of sustainability. ever, or the hook would cut something You can pick up a copy of the Seafood internal and the turtle would die. Watch Cards at the NEW Zoo – OR you can download one from www.montereybayaquarium.org. Keep one with you when you go shopping, or visit a restaurant – and follow the recommendations to help protect our oceans. You CAN Upper half of card (left) and lower half (below) make a difference! are same size to cut out and use, also available on the Monterey Bay Aquarium website.
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from catsinternational.org When packing your bags for your trip, remember to pack one for Kitty. t is important for him to have his food and water dishes, as well as litterbox and filler -- the same ones he uses at home. The familiar will help him orient himself in an unfamiliar place. These items also carry his own signature scent -- very reassuring for a kitty away from home. He will also need his regular food rations and a bottle of water. (The water from other areas can taste very different.) Don’t forget a few special food treats and toys, including a fishing pole cat toy. When traveling with a pet, it is always a good idea to pack some paper towels and a general-purpose cleaner. For litterbox clean-up remember to bring sealable fplastic bags and a scoop. Once you arrive at your lodging for the night and have brought in your luggage as well as Kitty in his carrier, don’t let him out until you have set up his litterbox. (He may feel the need to use it soon after exiting his crate.) Next, set out his food and water and include something particularly delicious to help him feel good about his temporary “home away from home”.
He may not eat until later in the night or even the next morning, but his sense of well-being will be reinforced just by having it available. Be considerate of the housekeeping services in the motel. Your cat’s stay there may determine how welcome or unwelcome other companion pets will be at this establishment in the future. If your cat sleeps with you, take along a used sheet or a favorite blanket for him from home. This will help to settle him as well as to keep his fur off the motel’s bedding. Place a towel or mat under the food and water bowls and pour the used litter into a plastic bag and seal it. Remember that the management is able to access all the unoccupied rooms, so if you leave your room, put out the “Do Not Disturb” sign. It might also be wise to put Kitty in the carrier while you are gone -- just in case. Before you check out the next morning, don’t forget to leave a generous tip for the maids. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness and it will help to compensate them for any extra clean-up.
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GROOMING YOUR PET by Randy Schmidt, Grooming Your Pet Columnist, email@example.com Maintaining a Healthy Coat ● Make sure your dog is getting high quality, balanced nutrition. ● Brush and/or comb your dog at least twice a week (even the breeds with short coats.) ● Do not bathe a matted dog the snarls will tighten up and become impossible to brush out. Take her or him to a professional for dematting. ● Clean your dog’s eyes daily (twice a day to avoid stains if he or she has a light coat.) Just a damp tissue or cotton ball to remove overnight eye discharge will do it!
When you hear the word summer, you They are 100% recyclable, nonthink of hot days, cool drinks and, of toxic, dishwasher safe, and made in course, the beach. The same happened the USA. Hurley® comes in 3 sizes to me when I was thinking of what to and colors, floats, and is guaranteed write this first summer article on. The against dog destruction! $8.00 and month of July was perfect, and of course up. all dogs love the beach. It’s a great place ● Every 4 - 6 weeks for long coats for you and your pet to cool down, and Aqua Kong®: These are great for those if you’re in Manitowoc County, we have tuff chewers, and long distance ● Every 8 - 10 weeks for short some of the best beaches in the state. swimmers. They float well, and So why not get out there with your cacoats come with a toughness guarantee. nine friend, and enjoy it together?! If With their attached rope, they fling your dog will swim, not only is it good long distances, and make it easier for Editors Note: Diana welcomes your exercise, and stimulation, but it’s good the dog to retrieve. Aqua Kongs® questions on general on grooming, bonding time. Some dogs (and their are very durable, a neighbor had please email using the email address owners) get bored of throwing sticks, or one for 2+ years until their Labrador toys that just get lost. That’s when a toy above or by mail: lost it. These come in a wide range specifically meant for water comes into Pet Journal of colors, sizes and strengths. $6.00 play. They won’t sink, are highly visible, Attn: Grooming You Pet and up. easy to throw, and come in many variet3120 S Business Dr. Suite 270 ies. I found one down the beach once, Hydroplane®: This toy is more suitable Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524 and it was our dog’s favorite toy for the for those gentle fetchers, who don’t whole summer. Here are the best of the normally chew their toys. It looks toy varieties I could find: very much like a frisbee with a soft foam lining, making it easier for the Hurley®: This is a very well thought dog to fetch. They are also designed up toy. It combines the durability, so the frisbee sticks up when your grip, and washability of rubber, in dog is carrying it, making them more the shape of the classic beach fetch visible in the waves. These are a littoy... the stick! tle high priced, but they do get very good reviews. Hydroplane® comes in 1 size, 2 colors. $25.00
There are two ways of conducting a desensitization program: the active process of reexposure and the passive approach. The active approach is very effective with kittens under 12 weeks of age. It may involve sitting with the frightened kitten on your lap and tenderly stroking the top of its head until it relaxes. If the kitten is feral or if it poses a threat to the handler, then a towel can be gently wrapped around its body with only its head exposed. Speaking to the cat in a quiet, soothing voice will accelerate the process. It is crucial that the handler not put the kitten back in its cage or special room until there is a clear sign of relaxation, however small. If the session ends with the kitten hissing and spitting, then the kitten has only learned that persistence pays off. A delicious food treat or meal should always be the finale. The handler should stay near the kitten while it is eating.
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WORKING WITH THE FEARFUL C Most cats can be successfully treated for fearful behavior if the cause of the fear can be determined, reduced and gradually presented to the cat during desensitization and counterconditioning exercises. Once the fear-inducing stimulus is identified, the cat can be exposed to it at a very low level at first, a level that does not produce anxiety, and in subsequent sessions, at progressively higher levels. The goal is for the cat to learn to associate pleasure, rather than fear, with the stimulus. This process is facilitated with highly palatable food treats given to the cat during each step of the retraining program. The key to success is patience, taking the necessary time to work with the cat without pushing him into stressful situations.
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No time can be lost when socializing a kitten, as the most sensitive period for socialization occurs during the kitten’s first 4 to 7 weeks. This is the period when kittens most easily develop attachments with people as well with members of their own and other species. After this period, the ability to develop a trusting relationship with members of any species rapidly declines. If the kitten has had no human contact before it reaches 12 weeks of age, it is unlikely that the cat will ever live comfortably with people, though it may learn to trust its caretaker. Another method that can be used while implementing the active approach, is to place the kitten or cat in a large wire cage when it is not being handled. The cage should be large enough to accommodate a litterbox on one end, food and water on the other end, and a bed in between. When first acclimating the cat or kitten to the home environment, the cage should be placed in a very quiet room. (For very stressed cats, a cloth can be draped over part of the cage; for kittens, a 3-sided box placed in the cage will provide a much-needed sense of security.) As the cat or kitten begins to relax and show some interest in its surroundings, the cage can be placed in rooms where there is more household activity. Cats that have been living outside have to adjust to living in a whole new world of sights, sounds, and smells. Their behavior repertoire consists of instinctive responses that will insure their survival. This means hissing and spitting with all of the defensive body language that goes along with it whenever something new or different presents itself.
Zanies Surfs Up® beach ball: When your dog gets ahold of a normal beach AT ball, it usually gets popped. But not with Zanies Surfs Up® beach ball. Made from neoprene (the same stuff used in wetsuits) it is water The passive resistant, brightly colored, and perapproach to dehaps most importantly, tough. Zasensitization, ofnies Surfs Up® has a whole line of ten referred to as products, be sure to check them out. “habituation”, inSurfs Up® beach ball comes in 2 sizvolves allowing the cat to approach the es. $7.50 and up. feared stimulus at its own speed. No physical restraint is used. This method If you have worries about your small is generally better suited to the adult or aging dog drowning, doggy life jackcat. It takes longer, but there is less risk ets are economical and are sold just of injury to the individual working with about everywhere in ALL sizes. Still, it the cat. In Dr. Nicholas Dodman’s book, is always important to play safe at the The Cat Who Cried for Help, he debeach. If the waves seem too high for scribes the slow, but eventually rewardyour dog, water is labeled as yellow or ing, process by which he and his wife red for that day, or if there is even a reformed a deeply mistrustful and fearful chance for rip currents, please do not let cat named “Cinder”. your dog swim. Be sure to keep plenty of drinking water with you.
“Basically, she never came out from under the furniture and was rarely seen unless she was scurrying from one hiding place to the next... Some days we could tell we had cats only by the fact that the food we put down disappeared and from the telltale signs in the litterbox.”
Even if your dog normally drinks lake water, it doesn’t mean that he won’t ever get sick. Keeping him hydrated will keep his mouth out of the lake. On that note, I know I said I would write about TikiWater® this month, I am sorry, that article has been delayed for various reasons. I will hope to inform you about Dr. Dodman relates how they spent TikiWater® next month. time every evening in the room where Cinder hid, just sitting on a couch on the Until then, enjoy the beach and have a opposite side of the room reading, and nice 4th of July! occasionally tossing her a food treat. To insure her interest in the treats, they removed her food bowl a few hours earlier. For More Information about Tiki Water, During a period of months she graduE-mail email@example.com ally became bolder about retrieving the treats until she was finally taking food Editors Note: Have a product you from their hands and sitting on their laps would like reviewed? Email Seth at the wanting to be petted. Even after this address above or by mail: was accomplished, she was still terrified Pet Journal, Attn: Pet Product Reviews when visitors came into the home. 3120 S Business Dr. Suite 270 Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524
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MOTEL from page 19.
FEARFUL from page 20.
The most challenging part of the motel stay will undoubtedly be “lights out” time. You may be exhausted after a day’s journey, but your cat has spent many boring hours almost motionless in his carrier. He may be ready to party! This is where the fishing pole toy comes in handy. While you are resting in a comfortable chair or on your bed, you can give Kitty some aerobic exercise. In fact, you will want to keep him moving until he is ready to “drop”. If you are successful, you will all get a good night’s sleep. If you are not, you will have to resort to locking your rambunctious kitty in the bathroom for the night. Don’t feel guilty. After all, he can sleep the next day but you have to drive.
”The cure for this was along similar lines: gradual exposure and pleasant consequences. We never forced her to meet anyone she didn’t want to and simply allowed her to make friends at her own pace, rewarding every step of the way.”
Sometimes cat owners inadvertently contribute to fearful behaviors by trying to calm the cat when it is anxious. This generally results in only reinforcing the anxious response. Attempting to introduce a nervous pet to a visitor or another fearful stimulus by carrying it toward it, makes the cat feel trapped and increases its fear, sometimes injuring the handler in its attempts to get away. The memory of the bad feeling the cat ex* AAA and Mobil travel guides note perienced is then added to the original fearful stimulus. where pets are welcome. When a cat’s fear is unusually strong
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founded by Betsy Liscomb, a cat behavioral expert. If you would like more information on Cats International or for cat behavioral assistance, please visit the Cats International website, www. catsinternational.org. Reprinted with permission.
Editors Note: Cats International was founded by Betsy Liscomb, a cat behavioral expert. If you would like more information on Cats International or for cat behavioral assistance, please visit the Cats International website, www. catsinternational.org. Reprinted with permission.
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cannot be controlled, anxiety-reducing drugs, such as Buspirone, are sometimes prescribed to help reduce the cat’s fear to a point where behavior modification can take place.
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Area Humane Society of Green Bay, WI looking for: Bleach Paper Towels Clay Cat Litter (non-clumping) Rawhides Kongs Dog Toys Canned Cat Food Small Litter Boxes Cat Toys Chew Blocks & Treats for Small Animals Carefresh Bedding (no pine or cedar) Liquid Laundry Detergent Powder-free Exam Gloves Scratching Posts, Towers or Cat Trees or consider these as a way to recycle: Blankets Bath Towels Leashes
To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Bay Area Humane Society at: 920.469.3110 or visit their website: www.bayareahumanesociety.com.
Door County Humane Society of Sturgeon Bay, WI is looking for: • Animal Supplies • Purina Pro Plan Adult Chicken and Rice Formula • Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken and Rice Formula • Purina Dog Chow (green bag) • Purina Beneful • Dog Toys • Rawhide bones • Cat Litter (scoopable, any brand) • Office Supplies • Copy Paper • Postage Stamps • HP Ink Cartridge #60 for HP printer model# F4280 • Cleaning Supplies • Bleach • Paper Towels • Towels • Blankets • Toilet Tissue • High Efficiency Laundry Detergent To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Door County Humane Society at: 920.746.1111, by email at: email@example.com or you may visit their website: www.doorcountyhumanesociety.org. Eastshore Humane Association of Chilton, WI is looking for: • Non-scoopable Cat Litter • Purina Cat Chow -or• Purina Complete • Purina Dog Chow • Laundry Detergent To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Eastshore Humane Association at: 920.849.2390, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may visit their website: www.eastshoreha.org. Fond Du Lac Humane Society of Fond Du Lac, WI is looking for: • Dog Needs • Kong’s and kong rubber balls • Dog toys • Peanut butter • Cheese whiz • Plain yogurt • Dog Treats • Easy-walk Harnesses (all sizes) • Durable Leashes • Kuranda dog beds (check our website) • Any dog related items - new or used • Cat Needs • Kitty Litter (non-clumping) • Purina Cat and Kitten Chow • Chicken or Turkey baby food (human) • Toys and Cat trees • Kitten milk replacer • Any cat or kitten related items - new or used • Small Animal Needs • Pellet rabbit food • Timothy Hay • Bedding & Litter (no pine or cedar please) • Any small animal related items - new or used • Other Needs • Bleach • Q-tips • Band-aids • First Aid & Medical supplies • Rubbing Alcohol • Laundry Detergent • Garbage Bags (20 gal or larger) • Dawn dish soap • Mop heads (heavy duty) • Paper towels • Sandwich Bags (Ziploc or fold top) • Small paper plates & paper cups • Copy paper - white or color • Stamps To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fond Du Lac Humane Society at: 920.922.8873 or visit their website: www.fonddulachumanesociety.org.
Fox Valley Humane Association of Appleton, WI is looking for: • Pet Supplies • Purina or Iams cat food and dog food • Purina Kitten Chow • Purina Puppy Chow • Canned cat, kitten and dog food • Pine or aspen shavings • Timothy hay • Cleaning Supplies • Lemon Pine-sol • Dish Soap • Tall Kitchen Garbage bags • Febreeze air freshener • Bleach • Liquid laundry detergent • Garbage bags (33-gallon) • Miscellaneous • Gas gift cards to local gas stations • X-large wire and plastic crates • Cash sponsorships • One months’s supply of pain medication for cats and kittens after surgery - $40/ per mo. • One month’s supply of pain medication for dog s and puppies after surgery - $75/per mo. • Surgical packs, 12 needed - $850 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a cat, 800 needed - $18.50 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a dog, 650 needed - $30.50 each To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fox Valley Humane Association at: 920.733.1717, by email at: email@example.com or visit their website: www.foxvalleypets.org. Green Lake Area Animal Shelter of Green Lake, WI is looking for: • Cat Litter, any type • Dog and Cat treats • Disinfecting Wipes, any brand • Large Garbage Bags • White Copy Paper • HP-60 Black Ink To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter at: 920.2943042, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: www.glaas.org. Lakeshore Humane Society of Manitowoc, WI is looking for: • Purina Dry Dog and Cat Food • Dog and Cat Treats (especially dog biscuits) • Clay Cat Litter • Hard to destroy Dog Toys • Cat Toys • Creamy Peanut Butter • Small Animal Bedding • Small Animal Water Bottles • Small Animal Supplies (Hay, Feed, Treats and Toys) • 8.5” x 11” Copy Paper • Post-It-Notes • Stamps (First Class and Pst Card) • Bleach • Tall Kitchen Bags & 39 Gallon Garbage Bags • Hand Sanitizer • Paper Towels • Toilet Paper • Dawn Dishwashing Soap To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Lakeshore Humane Society at: 920.684.5401 or visit their website at: www.lakeshorehumae.com. Neenah Animal Shelter of Neenah, WI is looking for: Most Needed items: • Pig Ears/Rawhides • Dog Treats/Biscuits • Stamps • Dry Kitten Food
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Wand Type Cat Toys Pet Same Ice Melt Pooper Scooper with Rake Resurfacing of our Parking lot Always Needed items: Scoopable Unscented Litter such as: Tidy Cat, PetCo Brand, ScoopAway or Fresh Step Purina Original Dry Cat Food Degreaser (Jungle Jake or Simple Green ect.) Small Paper Plates Printer Cartridges (HP Office Jet 6110 & L7590) Foster Homes Cat Scratchers (www.stretchandscrach.com) Empty Water Bottles (example Gatorade and Powerade bottles)
To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Neenah Animal Shelter, 951 Country Rd G, Neenah, WI. Oshkosh Area Humane Society of Oshkosh, WI is looking for: • Purina Kitten Chow • Purina Cat Chow • Purina Puppy Chow - regular flavor • Purina Dog Chow • Caned Cat Food - pate type only (please no shredded or sliced in gravy) • Canned dog food • Canned kitten food • Romaine Lettuce (for rabbits) • Rolled Raw Hide Chews - Larger sizes only, please • Soft Dog Treats • Scoopable cat litter • Bleach • Tall Kitchen garbage bags • Dryer Sheets • Paper Toweling • Swiffer Dry Mops • Small paper plates • Degreaser - like Jungle Jake • Micro Fiber Cloths • Cotton Swabs & Cotton Balls • Copy Paper To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Oshkosh Area Humane Society at: 920.424.2128 or visit their website: www.oahs.org. Ozaukee Humane Society of Saukville, WI is looking for: • Digital Camera with rechargeable battery, at least 7 megapixel preferred • Dish Soap • Small Dog Training Treats • Laundry Detergent (for High Efficiency Washers) • Postage stamps • Kongs • Fabric - large, colorful solid material • 8 oz. - 12 oz. disposable cups • 45-gallon garbage bags • Aspen Bedding • Bleach • Bottle Brushes • Cardstock paper • Cat-nail clippers (scissor type) • Cat toys • Copy paper, white & color, 8.5” x 11” • Dog toys (Nylabones, squeaky toys, ropes, hard rubber balls, ect.) • Hand Sanitizer • Highlighters • Kitchen scrub brushes with handles • LaserJet mailing labels (Avery 5160) • Lingerie bags (for washing small toys) • Mailing envelopes, 9 x 12 or 10 x 13 • Manila folders (letter size only) • Paper towels • Peanut butter • Pens • Post-it-notes • Printer ink cartridges ◊ Canon (5PGBK, 8C, 8M, 8Y) ◊ HP (23, 45, 92, 94, 95) • Rabbit pellets (no fruit or seed mix)
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Rechargeable AA batteries, with charger Scissors Soft Dog Toys Staples Steno notepads Stretch & “Scratch” cardboard scratching pads Swiffer Dusters Timothy hay Toilet paper Vinyl (non-latex) gloves Wild birdseed
To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Ozaukee Humane Society at: 262.377.7580, by email at: email@example.com or you may visit their website: www.ozaukeehumane.org. The Sheboygan County Humane Society of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Monetary donations • Gift cards for gas • Gift cards for pet supplies • Gift cards from retail stores Cat toys &• • Canned cat food • Kitty litter (non-clumping) • Litter pans • Litter scoops • Laundry soap • Non-clorox bleach • Dish detergent • Paper towel • Scotch scrubbing pads • Rawhide chews for dogs • Dog toys and tennis balls • Science diet pet foods • Copy paper • Office supplies • Foster Homes • Volunteers To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Sheboygan County Humane Society at: 920.458.2012 or visit their website at: www.mySCHS.com. Washington County Humane Society of Slinger, WI is looking for: Items marked with a * are priority needs. • Animal Needs ◊ Dog Needs ● Empty Unwashed Peanut Butter Jars ● Large Rawhides ● Small Bites Food ● Easy Cheese * ● Hot Dogs ● Dog Leashes (non-retractable) ● Pig Ears ● Kuranda Pet Beds ● Puppy Pads * ◊ Cat Needs ● Non-scoopable cat litter * ● Grain Free Dry Cat Food * ● Caned Cat Food (loaf style only) ● Urinary Tract Prescription Cat Food ● Purina Cat Chow ● Tuna * ● Meat Flavored Baby Food ● Liquid Fish Oil ● Pate Canned Cat Food * ● EVO - 95% Beef or Lamb canned food * ● Nature’s Variety Instinct (Grain Free) - Lamb, Rabbit canned food * ● Disposable Litterboxes * ◊ Small Animal Needs ● Rat Blocks ● Reptile Sand * ● Lovebird Food * ● Spray Millet (for Birds) ● Vita drops* ◊ Shelter Needs ● Water Softener Salt * ● Plastic Watering Cans * ● Colored Paper - Astro Brights ● Latex Gloves (S, M, L sizes) * ● Mop Heads * ● Zzzero Cleaning Supplies
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Saline Eyewash for Emergencies Postage Stamps Fans White Copy Paper - Letter Size White Cardstock - Letter Size - 65lb * Toilet Bowl Cleaner * Toilet Paper * Heavy Duty Plastic Spray Bottles Laundry Detergent * Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags * 33 Gallon Garbage Bags * Paper Plates * Feliway Spay (not diffusers) * 75 to 100 ft. hoses (not black) Gift Cards (Walmart, Office Max, Fleet Farm, Menards, Gas Cards) ● Toner for printers: ● HP28 - Tricolor ● HP27 - Black ● HP LaserJet 2200d #96A - black ● HP22 - Tricolor ● HP21 - Black ● HP61XL Black ● HP61XL Color To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Washington County Humane Society at: 262.677.0388, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit there website at: www.washingtoncountyhumane.org.
Section 2.2: Animal Rescues & Shelters All Animal Rescue Center project of the Eastern Wisconsin Herpetological Society & Rescue of Plymouth, WI is looking for: • Reptile Cage Thermostats • Storage Space • Cargo Tailers • Livestock Trailers • Tow behind RV • Mini Van or Full Size Van • Kennel Fencing • Commercial/Large Capacity Washers/Dryers • Chest Freezers/Walk-in Coolers • Animal Control Equipment • Office Furniture • Gift Cards for Hardware or Home Improvment Stores • Lumber and 3/4” Plywood • Cash Donations To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the EWHSR at: 920.207.5642, by email at: email@example.com or visit their website: www.allanimalrescuecenter.com. Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary of Elkhart Lake, WI is looking for: • Good used skid-steer for snow/manure removal and moving large hay bales. • Hay nets. • Large size halters. • Fleet Farm gift cards. • Bags of cracked corn. • Grocery store expired bags of apples or carrots • Wood shavings/wood pellet bedding or cross-cut only shredded paper. • Horse trailer - 3 or 4 horse with ramp load and preferably one that works with the pickup. • Bags of Senior feed • MSM w/glucosomine and/or similar supplements • Wormers • Quest/Quest plus/Strongid/Safeguard • Bales of hay - large or small or round • Bags of bedding • Electric fencers • Electric water trough de-icers • Bags of salt • Loads of limestone screenings and/or gravel for paddocks • Stall mats
To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary at: 262.627.0582, or visit their website: www.rescuehorses.com. Care (Center for Avian Rehabilitation & Education) of Hubertus, WI is looking for: • Suede lacing for toy makeing (found at Michaels) 1/8”, beige or medium brown only • Zupreem or Lafeber pellets - all sizes • Gift Certificates to Michaels • 1/2” or 3/4” Plexiglass (10 4’ x 8’ panels) • First Class Postage Stamps • Hefty 39 Gallon Garbage Bags • Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags • Gloves for cleaning, doing dishes, ect. • Large Rubbermaid or equivalent containers • Used towels, hand towels and wash cloths in good condition • 1cc syringes, vet wrap, 2x2’s, 4x4’s (veterinary supplies) • Cheerios, especially Honey Nut • Fresh Fruits and Veggies (no Avocados) • Frozen Mixed Vegetables • Mixed Nuts (Unsalted in Shells) • Ground Walnuts (found in the bakers section of your local grocery store) • Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet Paper • Laundry Detergent (free and clear of dyes and smells) • No. 10 Grip-seal Security Envelopes • Printer Paper • Gasoline Cards • Lexmark Pro901 ink cartridges ° 105 (Black Ink) ° 100 (Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta Ink) • Van (New or Used - needs to be reliable) • 100% Cotton Material and/or 100% Fleece Material • Gift Cards for WE Energy, Piggly Wiggly, Pick ‘N Save, Walmart, Menards, Home Depot, Sendiks, and Woodman’s • Cash Donations • Cash Donations for Vet bills - made payable to Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital • Volunteers to help with cleaning and feeding - at least than 5 hours a month, mornings, afternoons and weekends • Pressure Washer Volunteer - to pressure wash cages in the Summer • Handyman Volunteer - for Maintenance projects at the Shelter, preferably Weekends To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact CARE at: 262.628.3719 or by email at: cntrforavianrehab@ sbcglobal.net. Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc. of Marion and Green Bay is looking for: • Liquid Laundry Detergent • Anti-bacterial Liquid Dish Soap • Garbage Bags • Bleach • Anti-bacterial Hand Soap • Blankets (new or used) • Sheets (used) • Bath Towels (new or used) • White Multipurpose Printer Paper (8.5 x 11) • Purina Kitten Chow • Caned Cat Food (Friskie’s Plate) • Purina Cat Chow Original • Rubbermaid Pets High Sided Litter Pan (can be found at PetSmart) • Metal Litter Scoops (Durascoop Large Cat Litter Scoop, found at PetSmart) • Large Ceramic Dog Food Dishes • The Loops 2 Leashes (can be found at Fleetfarm or PetSmart) • Canned Dog Food (Lamb and Rice, cans with pop tops only, please) • Dog Treats (Snausages, Liver Treats, Beggiin’ Strips, T’ Bonz, ect.) • Dog Chewies (Rawhides, Dingo Bones, Pressed Bones, ect.) • Dog Toys • Tuffies Ultimate Dog Toys • The Almost Indestructible Ball • Air Kong Squeeker Dog Toys
• Jolly Pets Tug and Toss Ball • JW Pet Good Cuz/Bad Cuz Dog Toys • Kong Wubba Dog Toys • Kong Rubber Balls • Kongs Gift Cards to PetSmart, PetCo, Fleet Farm, Menards Energy Star Washer and Dryer Large Van Cash Donation
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To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc. at: 920634-9701 or visit their website: www.happilyeverafterinfo.org. Iveloharele Horse Retirement Sanctuary is looking for: • Hay, Grains, and Treats • Paint - White • Water hoses • Water and Grain Buckets • Bedding - Eqine - Fresh • Mats - for horse stalls • Box fans • Grooming Supplies • Round Pen • Gates 14 - 16 ft • Supplements - MSM, Glucosumine, and UGuard • Fly Spray, Fly Masks, and Fly Strips • Cash donation To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Iveloharele Hourse Sanctuary by email: iveloharele@ frontier.com. K&R • • • • • • • • • • • •
Small Animal Sanctuary is looking for: Baby Blankets Fleece Blankets Stuffed Animals Hard Plastic Baby Toys or Rattles Bunny/Guinea Pig Toys Natural Small & Large Wicker Baskets Natural Wicker Craft Wreaths PLAIN Rabbit Pellets (no seeds or treats mixed in!) Bagged Hay 16oz or 32oz Water Bottles Ceramic Dishes Treats
To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the K&R Animal Sanctuary by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at: www.krsmallanimalsanctuary.vpweb.com. Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Paper towels • Lysol Spray • Dog toys • Puppy food - moist and dry • Bowls • Leashes • Collars • Volunteers • Wisconsin Foster Homes To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue at: 920.627.6727, by email at: mecca@ meccapitbullrescue.com or visit there website at: www.meccapitbullrescue.com. Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. of Appleton is looking for: • Cat Litter • Dry Cat Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Dry Kitten Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Canned Cat and Kitten Food • Dog Toys • Dog Rawhides/Chews/Bones • Bleach • Laundry Detergent • Paper Towels
Tender Care In Home Pet Sitting Where your pet is treated like it’s one of our own Serving the entire Fox Valley area from Neenah to Kaukauna, including the Greenville area
Resonable rates, insured, bonded 920-729-6377
References available upon request www.tndrcare.com
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Fly Traps Any Cleaning Supplies Bug Spay Metal or Ceramic Bowls Styrofoam Bowls Folders (Red and Blue) Any Pet Supplies
To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. at: (920) 209-PAWS (7297) or visit their website at: www.savingpaws. com. Two Left Paws of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Dog/Cat food (Evo, Fromm, Wellnes, Feliade, Canide) • Canned wet food (any kind) • Clumping litter (any kind, non-sented) • Litter scoops • Puppy pads • Dog/Cat treats • Dog/Cat toys • Dog/Cat beds • Towels • Paper towels • Disposable gloves • Kennels • Cages • Live traps for Small Animals • Fleet Farm gift cards To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Two Left Paws Animal Sanctuary at: 920.331.0100 or via their website at: www.twoleftpaws.org.
Section 3: Event Posters
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WOODEN “KEEPSAKE” PET URNS Handcrafted wooden urns, made locally by skilled wood craftsmen, using the best hardwoods and finishes to craft your pet’s wooden keepsake cremation urn.
Friendly Vet Care! Full Service Veterinary Classic Country Atmosphere 30 Minute Visits with Personalized Care
All urns list Name, Dates of Birth and Death, and choice of a Poem, Picture of your Pet, or both Urns come in four sizes: Extra Small Urn for pets up to 25 lb. Small Urn for pets up to 80 lb. Medium Urn for pets up to 110 lb. Large Urn for pets up to 150 lb. Due to the nature of wood products; wood color and grain will vary slightly with each creamation urn.
Visit our website at www.pawmemorials.com for more information. call 920-233-5681 or Toll Free: 855-211-2090 email@example.com
Dr. Kim Everson N8545 Ridge Road Van Dyne 920 923-6608 www.PetVet1.com
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